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cloudy skies at least through mid to late morning with more sun this afternoon. high temperature of 54. we drive home at 50 degrees and sunset by the way 5:00 on the nose. and those winds could gust 25 maybe 35 miles an hour thanks to the nor'easter still cranking off the massachusetts coast. the snows is pulled away from the new jersey coast but parts of connecticut and new england dealing with us. for us we've got mostly cloudy skies somewhere scraws a sprinkle or -- and just a sprinkle or two. but this is really impressive with the low pressure there off the massachusetts coast. even parts of connecticut close to a foot of snow. locally just little sprinkle or two in the upper part of the bay trying to drive to the south. temperatures this morning, you're going to need to bundle up. they're in the mid 30s to upper 30s in the shenandoah valley. frederick down to 32 with 44 on the bay but when you factor in the wind we've got windchills in the 20s and 30s generally. it's 6:00 a.m. good morning monika samtani. it's almost friday not quite. i think everyone is going
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to be really happy with the weekend. that's because we've had a couple of issues this week and this morning, it's an the northbound side of 95. it's an overturned box truck two left lanes are blocked north of route 32. let's take a live look from our mdot camera. you're going to see that traffic is jammed through the area heading northbound 95 now the southbound side is not affected by the accident so that's at least some good news traveling out of the columbia area. down to the beltway. but northbound, this is what you will have to deal with early this morning and i of course am keeping an eye on that situation. let's go back over to the maps this time head over to the other side coming in from the west. no issues to report on the dulles toll road or 66 in from center sill right now the fairfax, the lanes are open. a live look now northbound on 95 pretty much the same story. back with more on the accident in 95 at 6:11. back to you guys. thank you monika. it was the last thing the northeast needed. another storm and unfortunately that is what's happening there now. >> yeah, nor'easter began
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pounding that region yesterday, rain, wind, snow. big travel headache as well over 1,000 flights are canceled as a result of the bad weather. >> kristin fisher is live at the airport with more on what's going on. and if anything's leaving this morning, good morning kristin. >> reporter: good morning. well, here at reagan national, the impact from the nor'easter can really be seen in this sheer number of flights that have been canceled. about 1200 flights canceled overnight and still a few this morning although the good news a little bit later in the day i am seeing a little far fewer cancellations. so there's some good news. but 1200 flights canceled in total and tell you what last night the travel wasn't any better by trains. just take a look at the incredibly long lines last night for the long island railroad. snow-covered tracks suspended service for several hours and service resumed running on a limit schedule. also penn station the penn station was shut down for about
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an hour last night due to overcrowding from all those people that were coming there for the long island railroad. all of them just backing up. well, that combined with the frozing cold made for some very frustrated commuters. >> most of the people working the booths in penn station said they had no idea what was going on. they were waiting for us to tell them. >> we're here trying to find a cab to get home. we find other people that are going to the same place and we're carpooling. >> penn station is shut down. i jumped on e train out here. and tried my luck. not working out so good. >> i don't know what to think. right now i want to get home because i'm cold. >> reporter: now keep in mind, this nor'easter moved ashore in the exact same location where superstorm sandy hit. nearly 800,000 homes and businesses are still without power and some people had just gotten their power turned back on after ten days with no electricity. and now, they've lost power again. i mean can you imagine? first a once in a century hurricane, then a nor'easter
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just ten days later. brutal. as one long island resident with no power said i feel like i'm living if a sequel to a bad horror movie. that is a sentiment certainly shared by new jersey governor chris christie. in a press conference yesterday, he said -- what's next? locusts? i'll have more from him coming up from a half hour at 6:30. >> thanks kristin. now well, in prince george's county police officers are looking for more information this morning on a shooting in hillcrest heights, a shooting last night and when they got to the sewn they found a -- scene they found a man was shot outside an apartment building at 23rd parkway. the victim was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead. the detectives are working the case the morning to find a suspect and a motive but the investigation is still continuing. d.c. firefighters were called to a burning car last night on brentwood parkway and they didn't just find a car when they got there. they found a dead body next to it. police are saying the car fire was a result of a collision. the medical examer has the body
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-- examiner has the body and is doing the autopsy now. this morning we have an update on the man investigators are calling the east coast rapist. aaron thomas linked to sexual assaults up and down the east coast reportedly will plead guilty to attacks in prince william and loudoun counties. in 2009, three teenage trick-or- treaters were attacked on halloween and a woman was raped in her apartment back in 2001. there is also new information this morning on a serial groper. a ninth woman has come forward to say she is a victim. officers have increased patrols, two incidents within 30 minutes of each other last thursday at hibbling avenue in springfield. police say the suspect has fondled women between the ages of 15 to 42 since september. a woman in falls church says a man matching the description grabbed her last month. fairfax county police are looking into a possible link. it is 6:05. jessica doyle, she's still watching your money. >> indeed and she's making sure you don't get taken when you go
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do your holiday shopping. >> 46 days until christmas. 46 days i know you're starting to think about it. starting to put that holiday shopping list together. shopping online of course has become a favorite way to snag a great deal. but not all internet merchants are created equal and low prices can blind consumers from spotting some fakes. americans love deals on designer items and scammers know it. clothing, shoes, handbags, among the most popular items for counterfeiters so do your homework. >> before you go ahead and jump on that deal, check out a merchant especially one you're unfamiliar with ahead of time. go online and words like ripoff and complaint. and sew what other people that have dealt with them are saying. >> look for security features like a seal or a sticker that a real manufacturer would add that's hard to reproduce. some major labels will offer advice on avoiding counterfeitings on their company website. beware of low prices that seem simply too good to be true.
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and use a credit card for purchases. they can offer greater protection than a dent card in the event of -- debit card in the event fraud. if you do get duped don't try to resell the merchandise. >> even if you tell somebody this isn't a real whatever handbag. but it's still a great bag. you're still liable if you could really get in trouble. you could get prosecuted and don't resell it. >> very important note there. now if you think you've purchased a fake you definitely want to start by demanding your money back from the merchant. regardless of the return policy. also you will want to loop in your local or state consumer protection agency. they're going to put pressure on the merchant to shut down and maybe get the money back in the process. >> wow a long process. >> it is is a long process. so best -- >> merchants know what they're selling. >> best to not buy those bargain deals. >> wait for the sales. >> right. >> thank you jess. tonight is military appreciation night at wizards' games. >> what that means we're going to let you know because somebody from the organization is here to explain it. we'll be right back.
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howard here with your weather first on this thursday morning, grab the jackets you will need them. we're starting with clouds thanks to the nor'easter but the sun will return. by lunchtime it will be breezy to windy and temperatures in the upper 40s to near 50.
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afternoon high of around 534 and still kind of breezy for the drive home. the 5:00 p.m. temperature 50 digs. a warming trend heads this way for the weekend. details in a few minutes. howard on the northbound side of the fairfax county parkway at sunrise valley drive, traffic is stopped because of an accident and take a look at this on the northbound side of i-95. an accident north of route 32 has been locking the two left lanes for over an hour. and this is what you have to deal with this morning. i'll have details coming up in my next report. mike back to you. sounds good monika. it is time to support your washington wizards. in fact they want to help people support them. tonight is annual military appreciation night at the wizards' game. this event is designed to recognize the tremendous sacrifice of the military and armed forces and the families make on a daily basis. we have candace jones here to tell us about it. when military members come to verizon center to come for a ticket, how do they do it and what kind of break are they getting? >> just need to show their military id at the f. street box office at verizon center
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and they actually receive a special offer. we have tickets starting as low as $18. and with the purchase of a ticket, they'll also receive a free chick-fil-a sandwich. so come on out to the game tomorrow. which is november 9th versus the milwaukee bucks and doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the game will tip-off at 7:00 p.m. >> why the wizards decide to do this? >> with veterans' day around the corner we thought it'd be the perfect opportunity to show our appreciation in ingame settings. the washington wizards all very gratable for everything -- grateful for everything the military does for us and we wanted to showcase how much we appreciate them in game settings. >> they get a chance to get a break on a click fill a sandwich too. i mean -- plus you know verizon center is a great place to see a game. that's a great thing about it. will they get seats that are good? >> yes. every seat in the verizon center is good. >> that's true. good point. good point. >> when tape come to the game even -- they come to the game even from the moment they walk into the doors they'll see that we have tables on the concourse
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and these tables will be filled by organizations that support the military personnel, military and their families from pre-game you'll get a performance by the united states' army drill team. >> cool. >> silent drill team. our national anthem will be performed by the united states' army chorus quartet. halftime for the game tomorrow is the united states' marine corps silent drill team platoon. all of the ingame entertainment from our dancers to our mascot to our arena host and power back our promotions team in game will be adorned in military t-shirts represented all five ranks of the military. we're very excited of the everybody out on -- to have everybody out on friday. >> take pictures with the phone and unload them to the facebook page and we can show them on tv. plus we need to support the wizards because they're this close right now? two significant injuries. >> yep. >> who's injured again? >> john wall certainly and nene also. >> and so they're this close to oning the they just get them --
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winning if they just get them back and a lot of support from the home crowd. we can do some damage. >> always have to protect home court. >> go wiz, thanks for supporting the military. over the you. >> ever so close with the game against the celtics last night. i'm here with howard bernstein. a lot of sports activities in the new york area was postponed because of the nor'easter. >> even before it changed to snow the forecast in new jersey was still calling for heavy rain and winds 30 to 50 miles an hour. i don't know why they tried the play the game -- to play the game and ultimately they could not. >> people even traveled there to play the game. >> that game will be played on a better day. this morning we start with the bus stop forecast and there's a chill out there certainly with the breeze as well. temps in the 30s and 40s. stray sprinkle is a worst we will see and the wind a couple of spots over 20 right now and later today could gust 25 to 30. looking at the broken clouds now on our michael & son weather camera looking east out
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of tysons corner. and i expect a mix of sun and clouds through later this morning. we may see more sunshine by noon and 49 but the winds northwest at 16 gusting 25ish. this afternoon more sunshine. we finish at 50 after topping out at about 54 mid-afternoon. winds will get lighter tonight. yesterday we have some rain showers and some light ones a little snow and sleet mixed in too. officially a trace of snow reported after reagan national yesterday with a little sleet and flurries. this morning everything is really dissipating although a stray shower at the top of the bay trying to get moving. but here's the nor'easter still cranking off the coast of massachusetts just cold enough for still some wet snow moderate to wet snow here across parts of connecticut and long island back to new england. some reports in connecticut of about a foot. freehold, new jersey 13 inches. and around here just that stray sprinkle from chestertown down almost to the bay bridge right now moving to the south. more than a few sprinkles i'd
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be surprised. winchester hagerstown 34. easton 39 and fredericksburg 43. and again that cool looking shot there at 42 from our michael & son weather camera. windchills 37 because right now the winds are only north- northwest at 9. that's at national. but i've seen areas like quantico and dulles gusting over 20 in the last hour. very quiet to the west. once we get rid of the nor'easter just crank off the coast. our weather is going to be getting warmer and stay dry it looks like potentially until tuesday of next week. so here's our futurecast. there goes the storm. still some clouds especially east of town at noon. west we'll see more sunshine. we clear out for the afternoon and evening hours. cold night tonight with lighter winds we'll fall into the 30s upper 30s 234 town. low 30s north and west. now into the day on friday. nothing is coming our way. so it looks like a nice sunny day. closer to 630 in the afternoon and some clouds -- 60 in the afternoon and some clouds and a warm front up here. we may get a few clouds saturday morning but overall
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saturday looks good too. we finish in the 60s. today's highs 56 in manassas. those should be the extremes. the forecast 54 in town and more sun this afternoon and wind though could gust 25 to 30. 60 tomorrow. saturday check it out. 65. heart walk saturday morning. we start in thes and that's at -- 40s and that's at nats park. sunday a sunny day and skins are off but the ravens' home game. 72 degrees. oh it's going to be sweet up in baltimore. 6:16. here comes monika with timesaver traffic. i have a list. >> uh-oh. >> it's not the kind of list you want to know about. i'm so sorry. there's just been accident after accident this morning. let's start off with the one that's been there this longest and causing the most delays. northbound 95 look at that. you have got delays solid trying to get past route 32 but before 175. it's an overturned box truck. let's take a look at the delays. the two left lanes have been blocked for a while and it's absolutely jammed on the northbound side and of course
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you usually expect things to be lighter than normal on this northbound side. but not today on the northbound side of 95 past route 32 you need to stay to the right or just choose an alternate route. if you're heading out the door right now. let's go back to our maps this time to the south side of town. northbound 95 is okay. but let's take a live look at the beltway in alexandria where on the inner loop, just after telegraph road but before van dorn street an accident blocks two lanes as well. a tough time getting by here on the inner loop. i'll have more on these two accidentings coming up at -- accidents coming up at 6:25. at 6:18. time for another look at our question of the morning -- >> our facebook friend kathy says -- what do you think? >> we'll have more of your responses and the correct answer in 30 minutes. we'll be back.
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welcome back. coming up on 6:22 and about 11
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seconds here. howard with your weather first and it's a little breezy but a much better day than a warming trend to the weekend. so grab the jackets and the gloves you'll need them. we're in the 30s and 40s now. by lunchtime i expect more sunshine than early this morning. winds though could be gusting 25, maybe 30 at times this afternoon. we get to 54 3:00 52 and by 6:00 we're down to 49 adds the winds will slacken tonight. michael? all right, thank you howard. the morning we have an update on the meningitis outbreak. the director of the massachusetts pharmacy board has been fired. for ignoring a complaint in that situation. back in july, the colorado pharmacy board complained that new england compounding center was shipping drugs there in bulk. which is not allowed to do. director james coffey said he would respond as soon as possible. well, nothing was ever done. afterwards a third batch of tainted steroids was shipped out and so far that outbreak has claimed 31 lives and sickened hundreds more. the latest death was reported yesterday. the california man accused
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of making the anti-muslim filling inciting so much violence in the middle east will spend the next year in prison. nakoula basseley nakoula was sentenced for violating his probation in a 2010 bank fraud case. none of the violates had anything to do with the con content of innocence of muslims. that depicts mohammed as a fraud and womanizer and pedophile. the movie sparked protests all over the middle east including egypt, iraq, iran and israel. today the man who wounded congresswoman gabrielle giffords and killed six others will be sentenced. jared loughner is expected to get life in prison with no chance of parole for the january 2011 rampage. giffords and her husband are expected to attend the sentencing along with other survivors. well, as if they haven't had enough, with that superstorm sandy last week, more when we come back on the nor'easter that's wreaking havoc across the northeast. >> howard will have all of that plus your weather first in our
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area. and we'll have a ride report on flight -- live report on flight cancellations because of the nor'easter. now monika now for a timesaver traffic update. lots to consider this morning. first of all, here northbound on i-95 after route 32, two left lanes blocked with an accident. let's go over to alexandria where also there are two lanes blocked on the inner loop after telegraph road. watch out for the accident northbound fairfax county parkway before the dulles toll road. that remains blocked. more coming up in my next report. you're watching 9news now. stay with us.
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we are back as 6:28 and this is always the place to get your weather first. we want to give you a live look at the people's house. isn't that a gorgeous view the morning? again mike the lights are on. hopefully something is being accomplished. thank you for starting your thursday with us. i'm andrea roane. >> let's talk compromise shall we? i'm mike hydeck, meteorologist howard bernstein not compromising with the weather forecast. lodge looks like it's going to improvement -- looks like it's going to improve dramatically. >> the heavy coats and gloves an. almost wish i had the ear muchs, not quite that cold and borderline there. but as the storm pulls away and you saw the breaks in the cloud cover, more sunshine as the morning wears on and a nice sunny but breezy to windy afternoon. the day planner and we're looking east here in tysons corner, where we have a lot of breaks in the cloud cover now. we'll see a nix of clouds and sunshine through midday and mostly sunny this afternoon. little windy with a high of 54 and at 5:00 which happens to be
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sunset time still about 50 degrees. that nor'easter still cranking big time off the new england coast. although the rain and snow pulling away if new jersey at least. we may have a stray shower here east of us this morning. other than that, it's the chill you have to watch out for. look at this. that radar view is impressive and we have a couple of sprinkles trying to show up on the eastern shore. quick look at temperatures before we throw it to monika. frederick 32 and culpeper is 43 and even on the eastern shower upper 30s in southern maryland and even in reedville sprinkles overnight. a cold morning and a windy day but the weekend will turn a lot warmer and we'll have complete details in a few minutes. and may see a spring-like to some of you. right now to monika samtani, she's got an up trait on timesaver traffic. and -- update on timesaver traffic. and things have been going downhill all morning. absolutely terrible in terms of what the accidents we've had all over the place and all on major thoroughfares.
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i'm so sorry. 95 in maryland. been ongoing for the hour and a half now. i was just on the phone with police department state police in water -- maryland state police in waterloo. no injuries involved but with it being a fully loaded that's what's taking so long for that clean-up. the two left lanes are blocked and let's take a live look at the delays heading northbound and you are absolutely jammed now you're sitting at home watching the or just heading out the door? use an alternate route. route 1, 29, even the bw parkway. just don't get up on to 95 heading to jessup because you will be in the delay northbound side of i-95. now you know. on alexandria on the south side of town where oh they just moved the camera but there's an accident on the inner loop of the beltway after telegraph road. it's three cars involved two right lanes blocked there. back to the maps real quake on the inbound side of 66 you are fine but northbound fairfax county parkway is blocked with an accident. and i'll be back with more
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coming up at 6:43. mike? and andrea? as you've been hearing all morning a nor'easter is hitting the northeast right now. >> in the d.c. area flights are canceled and there are trainishes of heading -- issues of heading to the new york area. let's go to the partners at "cbs this morning" injoing us live is charlie -- and joining us live is charlie rose. >> good morning, both sides are now willing to compromise to avoid the fast approaching fiscal cliff. ahead the key points that could hold up a deal. plus we're watching wall street and how the looming fiscal cliff could affect your money in the markets. also the massive effort to clear 60 million gallons of flood water seven stories deep from north america's longest underwater traffic tunnel. that and more when we see you at 7:00. >> wow. all right. charlie we'll be watching thank you. well, again, we're seeing it over and over again. it's moving up and down the east coast. and the nor'easter is dumping a foot of snow.
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in some areas even more. >> the storm moving ashore in the same location where the superstorm hit. kristin fisher is live in the airport. >> reporter: good morning. well, between 1200 and 1300 flights have been canceled across the northeast over the last 24 hours all because of in nor'easter. now, the worst of it was really felt yesterday afternoon and evening. we're seeing some progress. but take a look at the departure board over here and you can see we still have one, two, three, cancellations heading into new york, laguardia and newark airport. but look, there are quite a few flights that are on time. so we are seeing some progress. but this has been a major major hiccup for a lot of business commuters. now as frustrating as it may be for flyers, this is nothing compared to the frustration felt by the nearly 800,000 people still without power in new york and new jersey. first they get hit with a superstorm then ten days later
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a nor'easter. i mean come on. it's just not fair. many people had just gotten their power back on when they lost electricity again due to the snow. yesterday before this second storm hit. new jersey governor chris christie said he does not like setbacks but in this case, what can he do? >> when i finally got that final kind of forecast and i got last night, i said i'm waiting for the locusts and pestilence next. you know -- [ laughter ] so we're getting ready. for another storm. >> reporter: across the northeast, towns scrambling to redirect resources from cleaning up to shoring up for up to a foot of snow. last night, cars were stranded on highways and train tracks covered in snow. penn station was shut down for an hour last night. laguardia the exact opposite. completely empty as i said 1200 to 1300 flights canceled across
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the northeast. now, it is getting better. more and more flights are getting in and out of new york and laguardia. this board looks a lot better than it did yesterday afternoon. and evening when we were really feeling the full force of this nor'easter but as i said three cancellations still on the departure board. several more on the arrivals board. so you're planning on traveling to the northeast? just check your flight status because it's just really hit or miss right now but it is getting better but at least you're not one of the people still without power. can you imagine how frustrated you would be? you get power after ten days and then bam it goes right back off? people can't be happy. >> absolutely exhausting. thanks kristin live at reagan national this morning. okay it is 6:34 now and as we were all voting for the president on tuesday one of the major initiatives you might not have heard about puerto ricans voted in favor of trying to become the 51st state. it's the first time a majority of voters favored it there.
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what does thionine for d.c.'s fight? -- that mean for d.c.'s fight? ken molestina has more. >> reporter: meal restaurant in washington doubles as a kind of depack coembassy for -- de facto embassy for puerto rico. now they might become the 51st state. it was here we talked to robert alvarez. he's the founder and executive director of the world affairs of council of puerto rico. >> into the d.c. and puerto rico thing, which was going to be first? >> reporter: for the first time in island's history puerto ricans have voted in favor of state hood. 54% to 46%. >> it's more of the -- the residents, the american residents than the puerto rico pretty much telling congress hey, we don't like what we have right now. we need to start talking about what how we're going to go forward with the u.s. and the island. >> reporter: of course d.c.'s mayor gray has a lot to say
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about the push. he's a huge proponent for d.c. state hood. he applaud the puerto ricans' efforts but as you would imagine, he wants the district to be the 51st state. >> we're glad they've stepped up. perhaps we can join forces to make the case as to why we should be a state. >> reporter: make to mistake, mayor gray is vasing to get -- racing to get state hood for d.c. before anyone else does. he's gotten arrested as an act of civil disobedience to prove his point. >> they're going to have to work very hard to make the case. >> reporter: congress will make the final approval but president obama will respect the will of the puerto rican people. which that has the executive chef feeling proud of her island roots. >> it's great to be part of the democratic government that is going to allow us to really fick what we want,. >> reporter: will congress agree? downtown washington, ken molestina, 9news now. at 6:36 jessica doyle has another your money report. >> counting down to the fiscal
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cliff. here we go. >> that's right coming out of the election of course we're headed into a lame duck session of congress and the pressure is building to get something done before january 1st. that's when the debilitating package of tax hikes and spending cuts hit the country especially washington area. o -- especially the washington area. some are worried it could trigger another recession. lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have some willingness in order to compromise. the house speaker john boehner started a public negotiation with the president said. he said republicans would accept an increase in tax revenues if they're tied to tax and entitlement reform but boehner specifically rejected the way the president would raise revenues with higher taxes and upper income for americans. of course that was pictures of tim kaine that you saw there. the home -- your home is worth some more money. the median price for an existing single home jumped almost 8% in the third quarter compared to the same time last year. this is the biggest jump if six years. the report from -- in six
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years. the report from the national association of realtors says most cities saw some gains. at&t may have been caught in a fib. the company announced a plan to cover 96% of the u.s. population with 4g lte service by the end of 2014. well, that seems to show at&t told regulators a whopper last year when fighting for the doomed t-mobile merger. the company said without t- mobile, it was very unlikely it would expand 4g lte service beyond 80% of the country. the fcc called at&t out saying it believed the company was going to expand with or without t-mobile. at&t denied it at the time but now this comes along and at the time says it never lied and the circumstances have changed. >> uh-huh. >> things happen. >> things happen. >> yeah. competition. sure thing. >> sure they do. >> so 4 g coming. >> thanks jess. an impressive story when we come back in the spirit of
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healthy living. >> a woman changed her lifestyle completely for the sake of her heart. it's a story you want to hear, a metamorphosis when we return.
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welcome back to news news at 6:-- 9news now at 6:42 and 9 degrees, monika here with the timesaver traffic and hopefully with the information i can give uh-uh will save yourself some time by choosing different routes because we have big trouble on the northbound side of 95 in terms of delays. take a look. northbound 95 past route 32 overturned box truck's been there since the 4:30 hour. let's take a live look at the delays so i coprove to you and convince you that you should not use this route. go ahead and use route 29 or the bw parkway. let's go to the chart camera. show you that jam there. northbound 95. and now let's go to the south pseudoof town. northbound -- side of town. northbound 95 looks okay but on the inner loop of the beltway several accidents after telegraph road on the inner loop in alexandria. several lanes blocked there as
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well. causing delays. and i'll be back with a look at the big picture once again at 6:58. back to you guys. all right, thank you monika. here's howard, snowing, still in the northeast. >> winding down. >> good. >> we're looking forward to 70s on the weekend. >> yeah it's going to be fantastic if you can get monday off also. if you have a day to burn? i'm telling you right now monday maybe one of those days that -- you know if you got to get it in you know use it or lose it before the end of the year. >> howard says you can do that. >> monday is the day to traitors yao it. let's -- use it. let's get you going with the bus stop forecast on this friday eve as wusa9. we have temperatures in the 30s and 40s and mostly cloudy skies we're seeing the breaks now and just the isolated sprinkle on the eastern shore. 30s and 40s with some windchills even below freezing right now. bundle up. sunrise occurring a minute ago and it will set at 5:00 on the nose and see the mixture of clouds and snow. noon 43 -- more like 49 at noon
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but 59 at 4:00 and by 8:00 we're back in the 40s. winds at times though that will be the one sort of real negative today. over 25 miles an hour they could gust to that. light showers around here yesterday at 6:45 in the evening and overnight a few of the rain showers and little bit of snow well to our north and east you can see it across new jersey earlier. long island. connecticut. some areas have had a foot, 13 inches of heavy wet snow. and this storm continues to crank off the coast of southeast massachusetts. but if you look back at the radars, it's breaking up some. not askance traited with -- concentrated with the snow or the rain. locally still looking at a spray stray sprinkle. queenstown down to easton, one or two drops out of this. it's 39 in sterling. haymarket is 42. fort belvoir 41. 40 from bewee and baden and andrew as well. and outside on our michael & son weather camera, check the skies out. kind of a neat look here, we're northwest d.c. looking to the
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northeast with broken clouds. temperature of 42 officially at reagan national. mostly cloudy skies being reported and that wind only 9 at national. although some areas are gusting to 20 and can you see the flag in the lower right corner? that's standing pretty stiff here. dew points continue to drop and our humidity now only 40%. once we get rid of the nor'easter our weather is going to improve greatly over the next few days. we have high pressure in illinois and the difference is driving these strong north and northwesterly winds. that's keeping us chilly this morning. but the clouds will pull away andly bunch time we look to be partly to mostly sunny and stay that way for the afternoon. clear tonight and dip into the 30s and upper 30s in town and low 30s north and west. and then a sunny friday with our temperatures approaching the 60-degree mark. and even warmer over the weekend. 54ed to. more sun as the day wears on. 38 tonight and tomorrow 60. with not a bad wind at all. 65 on saturday. we'll call it partly sunny at least.
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sunday even warmer. i think we'll be 72 with the skins off but ravens are home. and then monday that's another day i think you can take off with temperatures around the 70- degree mark. you can see heart walk on saturday morning. well, that's a big event we've been working at that all year. this morning you know healthy heart living is really a way of life and making changes is not the easiest thing. this afternoon mar lean cherry dropped more than 60 pounds by making a commitment to start moving, 63 pounds you were telling me before you came on? >> yes. >> what was it? what caused you to say i'm sick and tired of the way i feel and like and i have to do something about it. >> i was sick and tired of not being able to wear the clothes that my friends were wearing and i was tired of just looking at myself and feeling sick. i couldn't walk. my -- knees hurt. my legs hurt and i would get out of breath when i walked. and i knew that i had to make a change. >> so what was it? was there a moment an epiphany
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that you said i have to do that? >> when my daughter looked at me and i saw the look in her eyes that said "mom, you need to change." and i wanted to be around for my mom. >> these are some pictures of you before you started the big dramatic lifestyle change and now you have you know got into a place you want to be. >> yes. >> have you had the test done? your like cholesterol levels? >> my cholesterol went down amazingly low. my blood pressure is great. my sugar levels are great. i can walk. and my legs don't hurt. i'm -- fine. >> was it easy? >> it was not easy to do it. i had to make the decision to start. i found jenny craig which was what helped me the most. having a one-on-one counselor to encourage me and to keep me on track. >> you know we were telling -- we were telling you the story because the heart walk is
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coming up saturday and you know, having people -- be healthier and have healthier hearts and avoid heart disease and stroke is so important. and that's what the heart walk is all about. mar lean is going to be down there and anita brikman and i will be there. this is this saturday november 10th at nats park. the walk begins 9:30. please go to the wusa9 website on the health page. and join the wusa9 team or just come down there and we hope to see you and congratulations for being an inspiration for so many. >> thank you very much. >> mike back to you. all right, thank you howard. it is time now for the answer of the question of the day. here's the question one more time -- >> on our facebook fan page, katherine says -- >> clean up guys. will you please? jess, daily deals time. >> that's the answer. >> messy is the answer. all right. we're informed. we've been combing through the day's daily deals emails and retailer websites to find you
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some deep discounts. and some thursday favorites for you. the chill is in the air. we're thinking thanksgiving. and so is gild city. they have a deal with robinson's prime reserve, $99 gets you a 13 to 15-pound amish turkey. normal price? $121. deck out the bathroom with some new furniture the the whitewood lynnwood bath collection is on sale today. prices range from $51.99 to $64.99 down almost $30 apiece and plus free shipping on this one. get some quality sound in the ride. best buy has the deal. $99 for a pioneer ipod ready indash cd deck and speakers. this is a complete car audio package and it saves you $100 plus you're getting free shipping. if you have an offer you've seen or if you're a local merchant with a deal for our viewers, i would love to hear from you on facebook. check of the news before you go is next.
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welcome back. 6:54. your weather first and we have a partly cloudy sky out there now. mostly cloudy in spots, 42. 49 by noon and more sun as the day wears on. 54 for the high but winds at times could gust to 25 miles an hour. in news before you go heavy snow well for the first time this -- fell for the first time this season across the northern suburbs of new york city. the nor'easter comes on the heels of last week's hurricane. where 1,000 flights were canceled as a result of the bad weather. singer lady gaga is pledging $1 million to help victims of sandy. the artist posted the statement on her website saying the money will go to new york and the american red cross on behalf of herself, her parents and
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sister. in puerto rico, a slim majority of approved the push for the island to become the 51st state. supporters of d.c. have tried to do that push for years with no success. >> the time right now is 6:55. >> weather and traffic one more time when we return. keep it here on 9news now.
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one more thing before you go. tomorrow people in the area will wear miracle ties to show their support of the pediatric patients at johns hopkins childrens eastern. >> it's designed to raise funds for the patients. >> every year the pediatric patients are asked to draw a favorite thing and their submission could be on miracle tie and that's one of o the ties here the -- of the highs here and howard as one too.
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>> the heart tie is very nice. a little red. >> red for women. >> for the heart walk here on saturday. lots of causes i know there's been a lot going on with the election and the sandy stuff up north and you know, anything you can do to help. any of these causes would be greatly appreciated own debra alfarone is going to the staten island this weekend and taking donations. >> holiday gifts already. >> that's a good idea andrea. a blustery day today. but sunshine increases as the day goes on. 54. tomorrow, 60 look at the weekend. mid 60s saturday and 72 sunday. awesome. monika? >> just on the phone with maryland state police, good news, northbound 95 north of route 32 the accident has been cleared and delays remain. jess? wall street is looking flat after that big selloff yesterday. >> of course "cbs this morning" is next, more on the nor'easter. >> see you tomorrow. starting at 4:25. have a great day everybody. >> bye bye. [ captions by: caption colorado, llc 800-775-7838 email: ]

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